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Thread: Ahhhh! I have to tell SOMEONE who might understand!

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    Some women are lucky enough to have the BEST of friends.

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    I'd say you have a wonderful friend. Enjoy!

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    How wonderful! What a good friend that knows how special this is to you.

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    The kindness that brought this machine to your doorstep is just as beautiful as the machine. I suggest you write an account of how you acquired this machine and tuck it into the case for some future owner down the line. It would be a way of preserving the good deed even after you are gone.
    "The great doing of little things makes the great life." Eugena Price

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    What a beauty! Congratulations on this one.
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    What a blessing your friend is to you! Your friend knew how much a vintage sewing machine meant to you and that you'd appreciate it! So happy for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innov8R View Post
    I suggest you write an account of how you acquired this machine and tuck it into the case for some future owner down the line. It would be a way of preserving the good deed even after you are gone.
    Another great idea! All my machines (and I don't have THAT many) have back stories that are interesting, and I have been considering whether to document them in a blog.
    The receipt was included. She bought it in 1986 for $440. In 1986 our family of 3 was getting by on less than $8000/year and that would have seemed like a princely sum to me.

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    Wowsers! What a treasure!

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    Wow, what a lovely gift. And it looks in pristine condition. The decals aren't even worn.

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    RotaryQueen, I am doing the hallelujah dance for you. So blessed to have a friend like this. She understands that she re homing that beauty to a good place. Congratulation

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    Beautiful! I have one just like it! The stitches are amazing. I would cry with happiness if that happened to me. You are a lucky person. Mine was unloved at an old antique shop. She was covered with dirt and muck. I brought her home, cleaned her up, and now she's running beautifully.

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    great friend and gift!!

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    Love those Featherweights! Yours is a beauty.
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    Lucky, Lucky you!
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    You are so blessed with such wonderful friends. I have an old black singer , but it needs a potted motor or all new wireing for it and the foot pedal I guess, but here in Fulton,Ms I can't find anyone whom could help me to get it going again. It sewed beautifully before it started smoking after I had it cleaned and oiled. Now it doesn't work and I would love to get it going again. Once again congrats to a beautiful find on your doorstep.
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    You have a nice friend who values you more than hanging on to valuable stuff that she doesn't use. Congratulations on the machine, and on the friend!

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    How lucky you are to have such a wonderful friend. She is a treasure as is your new toy. Enjoy both.

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    That is so sweet! Or, as we say in our family, Yay!!!!!

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    What treasures -your friend and the machine she left for you to enjoy.

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    I have a 1948 FW and if you are interested in others with this lovely little machine you might want to google Carmon and April Henry who run a FB group with tons of links and great information on this little wonder. I don't think I'm allowed to post a link to their site but check out as many Featherweight sites as you can.

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    Lucky you!!! I think you'll love using it too. They really do make a great looking stitch. I've made a couple of small quilts recently on mine and really enjoyed it. (one hint: don't try to get a new tire on the bobbin winder wheel...they don't use a tire).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
    What a wonderful friend you have, and since she won't take the machine back, I would make her something really special.
    I agree, with that beautiful machine.

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    how sweet is that.. enjoy sewing and thank your friend.

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    I am cleaning one up for a friend of a friend, so far bad belt and broken handwheel washer. The motor started after soaking in oil for half a day. It is going to be a great machine when it gets the new belt. Good times with yours. I should say the gears started turning not the motor. My bad.
    Last edited by Patricia M.; 01-15-2017 at 02:01 PM. Reason: goof

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